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Tyler ISD announces inaugural Hall off Fame class

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Tyler ISD athletic director Rod Kaspar announced the inaugural class of the Tyler ISD Athletic Hall of Fame Wednesday morning.  Kaspar says around 80 names were nominated for the first class.  The list was cut down to 12.

Earl Campbell, Mike Carter, Clifford Gregory, Billy Hall, Daniel Hernandez, Charles Milstead, Kristee Porter, Aaron Ross, Robert Taylor, Dayna Reed Westbrook, Allen Wilson and the 1973 John Tyler Football Team.

"It is a very strong class," said Kaspar.

The hall of fame was Kaspar's idea.  After moving to Tyler, he quickly realized the school district had a long history of success.

"I started realizing there was a great tradition," said Kaspar.  "I thought this would be a good idea."

The inaugural class will be honored at halftime of the John Tyler/Tyler Lee football game Friday, September 13 at Rose Stadium.

Earl Campbell

John Tyler Class of 1973, Heisman Trophy Winner at University of Texas at Austin, 3-time NFL MVP, Participated in the THSCA ALL STAR GAME 1974

Mike Carter

John Tyler Class of 1968, school baseball player, TISD baseball field namesake

Clifford Gregory

Tyler High Class of 1930, team captain of 1930 State Champion football team

Billy Hall

Tyler High Class of 1956, coached at Robert E. Lee, principal at REL, former Athletic Director for TISD

Daniel Hernandez

John Tyler Class of 1994, All State Soccer player, professional soccer player in the MLS and Mexican League

Charles Milstead

Tyler High School 1955, quarterback on the 1955 State Football Championship Team

Kristee Porter

John Tyler Class of 1998 Volleyball, All American VB player at UCLA

Aaron Ross

John Tyler Class of 2000, Jim Thorpe Award winner and National Championship winner at University of Texas at Austin, played in the NFL with New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars, 2 Super Bowl Championships with NYG

Robert Taylor

Emmett Scott High School class of 1968, won Gold and Silver medals in the 1972 Munich Olympics

Dayna Reed Westbrook

Robert E. Lee class of 1987, All State basketball player, Led REL to the girls class 5A state basketball finals, played at Stephen F. Austin, coaches both boys and girls basketball teams at Douglas HS

Allen Wilson

Head Coach John Tyler, Led the 1994 JT Football team to a state championship, returned to the finals in 2000

1973 John Tyler Football Team

Led by Earl Campbell they captured the 1973 state football championship

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